ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Collin Zych Named Preseason All-America

Collin Zych was named a preseason All-American by CDS.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior free safety Collin Zych has been named to the Consensus Draft Services Preseason Football All-America teams in an announcement coming over the weekend. Zych was named to the honorable mention team.

Zych was commonly referred to as Harvard's best football player by Murphy at media sessions throughout the 2009 season as he earned team MVP honor s as well as first team All-Ivy League status. Zych, who will serve as Harvard’s 137th captain in 2010, led the Ivy League in pass breakups (12) and passes defended (14) while ranking third in the league in solo tackles with 53 - more than double the next closest Harvard defender. His 73 total tackles led the Crimson and he tied for second on the team as well with six tackles for a loss.

Zych is the player who broke through two downfield blocks against Yale to force the decisive tackle by Anthony Spadafino on the Bulldogs' reverse punt fake late in Harvard's 14-10 victory.

Harvard has had at least one All-American in each of the last 11 years while posting the nation’s best winning percentage this decade.  

During the past decade (2000-09), Harvard posted the second highest winning percentage in the Football Championship Subdivision and seventh highest in all of Division I.

Over the past six seasons, Harvard is 48-12. Harvard is 39-8 at Harvard Stadium dating back to 2001 while winning 18 of its last 20 games there.

The Crimson has registered at least seven wins in each of the last nine years, making Harvard the first team in the history of Ivy League football to post such a string of successful seasons. In 2007, Harvard became the first Ivy team to post a string of seven such seasons together. The current stretch is the Crimson’s best nine-year run since a 28-year streak of seven-plus win seasons came to an end in 1911.

FCS 2000-09…….............      W-L........         Pct.
1. Montana.........................     120-24.....        833
2. Harvard........................      76-23.......        768

3. Appalachian State..........      102-33.......      756
4. Northern Iowa................     80-29.......        734
5. Penn...............................     69-29.......        704
6. McNeese State...............      82-35.......        700
7. Colgate...........................     81-34.......        701
8. San Diego......................      73-33.......        689
9. Furman...........................     83-39.......        680
10. Hampton.......................     73-36.......        669

Div. I 2000-09……............     W-L........         Pct.
1. Texas..............................     109-13.....        893
2. Boise State.....................      112-17.....        868
3. Montana.........................     120-24.....        833
4. Oklahoma......................      110-24.....        821
5. Ohio State......................      102-25.....        803
6. Florida............................     100-27.......      787
7. Harvard........................      76-23.......        768
8. LSU...............................      99-31.......        761
9. USC...............................      85-27.......        759
10. Appalachian State..........    102-33.......      756